Georgia vs. Alabama Odds, Sharp Pick: How the Pros Are Betting Saturday’s SEC Showdown (Oct. 17)
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For most bettors, a No. 3 Georgia vs. No. 2 Alabama showdown is enough to warrant a bet on its own. For sharps, though, it takes more than just a hyped-up matchup.
Specifically, it takes betting value.
Of course, there’s no rule that says a hyped-up matchup can’t also be providing betting value. And that’s what looks to be happening in Saturday’s game.
Our PRO Report feature makes it clear, so let’s take a look.
Georgia vs. Alabama PRO Report
As of writing, bettors are split down the middle on this total. But even with the 50-50 distribution, the number has been bumped up by two points from 56 to 58.
Why? Because sharps are finding value on the over.
Two Sports Insights Bet Signals, which track and record instances of sharp action, have been triggered on the over — at 56.5 and 57.5 — confirming the professional activity, and convincing oddsmakers to adjust their lines.
Sharp Action edge: Over
Further confirming that side, all the while giving even more reason for a line move, the 50% of bets that have hit the over have accounted for 84% of actual money landing on the total.
Big Money edge: Over
It’s not just sharps finding value on the over. Two of our college football experts are also banking on a high-scoring affair.
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Top Experts edge: Over